explanation end the controversy over her initial remarks? we'll debate that issue fair and balanced. gregg: if you love twinkies, sorry, brace yourself for this one. time has run out for america's iconic company. bankruptcy judge now ruling to begin the shutting-down process of hostess, the maker of twinkies and ho-hos and all that great stuff, the other tasty treats, after a big dispute, a prolonged one between the company and its union workers. lauren simonetti is with us now. >> reporter: good morning. gregg: lauren, what's the future of hostess right now in. >> reporter: well, they are liquidating. that process is going to take about four weeks, and we'll see about 15,000 workers lose their jobs, unfortunately. now, there's still time. this is a successful compthe see popular, so we could see someone come in and buy ho-hos, dig dongs, zingers, you name it.